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Super Eagles defender, Azubuike Egwuekwe, said next month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Le Sao of Chad will not be taken for granted.Azubuike-Egwuekwe

Egwuekwe, as expected, is one of the 26 home-based players invited for the June 13 game and said the players will be looking to avoid a repeat of the qualifiers for the last Africa Cup of Nations where the team suffered a shock opening day defeat to Congo.

“One thing that I know for sure is that we will not take them for granted,” he told

“Whether they are good or not, to us we will take it very seriously because we have to win. We want to start the qualifiers on a good note and avoid what happened the last time.

“We lost our first game at home and that really affected us and we don’t want that to happen again. This time, every game we play in the qualifiers will be like a cup final for us and we will put everything in it to ensure we qualify for the next Africa Cup of Nations,” he said.

When asked how easy or difficult he expects the Chadians to be, the 25-year old admitted he’s yet to see them play.

“Well I can’t really say because I haven’t seen them play before so I don’t know how good they are,” he added.

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